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Film Info
A Hijacking

Film Information

Exhibition Title A Hijacking
Original Title Kapringen
Director Tobías Lindholm
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 110'
  • Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Rolland Møller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter
  • G: Tobias Lindholm
  • F: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
  • E: Adam Nielsen
  • DA: Thomas Greve
  • S: Morten Green
  • M: Hildur Gudnadóttir
  • P: Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
  • PE: Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard, Thomas Heinesen
  • CP: Nordisk Film Production
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Let’s see...we have a cargo ship with a Danish flag called the MV Rozen that is hijacked by a group of Somalian pirates. And we have two negotiation fronts: the aseptic offices of the shipping company and the choking atmosphere of the ship where hijackers and crew cram together. And multiple go-betweens: the CEO who represents the shipping company’s investors, the pirate’s interpreter, an expert negotiator, and the cook, who the hijackers choose as the one to speak to… With these premises it’s hard to avoid a certain déjà vu, that’s for sure. However, what sets A Hijacking apart is precisely the absence of unexpected twists, its noble acceptance of all these topics that are typical of hostage films, and how it manages to stand out (without any need to) by supporting itself on talent and spirit, a thorough work with spaces, tempo and, above all, dialogues that manage to submerge us in that state of anguish and anxiety any red blooded thriller should have. FG


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